Frank james Barber March 23 1938-april 7th 2015

by rhonda barber
(canada)

My husband jim passed away on April the 7th my mothers birthday.Seven days before that he said 'Did you see that woman walk by?" I said what woman as we were in our living room .He said she was about your height and weight and had a white blouse on.My mother always wore a white blouse her fav.I I wish I would have known the signs.The Drs just kept saying your husband is actively dying .I said what is that?activley dying?now I have had time to look up things and he had all the signs.it was hard enough to lose my mom less than a year ago,now my husband.he fought cancer so hard never complainingfor ten years on a feeding tube 10 yrs of hearing that feeding pump beside our bed.just misery.Yet he always tried to be brave for meI know it was for me now.i told him he was such a good man a decent man.he would always say I am just a old country boy.they just do not make them like Jim anymore.I miss my husband I would whisper in his ear you are a kind and loving man.You are brave and have been so brave and strong for me I love you frank james country boy from Illinois!XOXOXOXOX your wife rhonda

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May 23, 2015
Frank james Barber March 23 1938 - april 7th 2015
by: Doreen UK

Rhonda I am so sorry for your loss of your beloved husband Jim to this curse of a disease Cancer. I lost my husband 3yrs. ago on May 5th 2012. He was 65yrs. of age and did not reach his retirement he was looking forward to. We were married 44yrs. I nursed him through the worst lung cancer ever from working with asbestos which took 40yrs. to develop into a terminal cancer which started when he was a young man in his 20's. Such a cruel disease and painful way to die from doing one's job. caring for a family. Going to work each day not knowing what was happening inside his body and how this disease would suddenly claim his life when we least expected it. As widows now our life will meet many challenges we have to overcome without our beloved partner by our side helping us through it. This type of loneliness is one of the worst experiences we will ever face now. Holidays come and go and we face such lonely times without the one who made our life better and gave it meaning and value. We can only face these struggles ONE DAY AT A TIME.
May God come close to you now and comfort you and give you the strength to go on each day.

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